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April 9, 2009 8:31:37 AM

So i want to go cheap, im in the us, but the motherboard makes the computer worth it so....

I like intel
core 2 duo E8500, core 2 quad q8300, or maybe i7

prefered card Nvidia GTX 260
6gb-ish
i need gigabit
In the end i want performance for games like Cod 4 and Crysis

what would be some good combinations those prossesors, other opinions and ideas apreciated.
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April 9, 2009 8:45:21 AM

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P
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April 9, 2009 1:30:09 PM

This is about $800. What is your budget?

Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 65W 45nm
(3.0GHzx2, 6MB L2) $165
Cooling Intel Retail HSF -
GTX 260 $169.99
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P (after $20 Rebate) $115
Memory 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-1066 Corsair Twin2X4096-8500C5 5-5-5-15 (after $20 rebate) $39
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS 1TB $90
Optical Drive LG BD/HD DVD / 16x DVD+/- RW GGC-H20LK $99
Audio On-Board -
Case Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower $55
Power Supply BFG Tech LS Series LS-550 550W SLI/CrossFire 80 PLUS Certified $80
Base System Total $812.99
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April 10, 2009 2:58:40 AM

800 would be perfect but if i go with a motherboard i dont want to be lost soon after purchase, so i'll make it alot easier

I want to pre build on cyber power

For gaming with a single GTX card, or a sexy ATI =,
and A core 2 duo e8400 or something like that i have these as a choice, what do i pick and why?

(1) Asus P5GC Intel 945GC Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard FSB1333 DDR2 6 PCI Slots SATA RAID w/ PCIe
GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394,&5.1Audio () [+52]

(2) MSI G31M3-L Intel G31 Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard (MSI G31M3-L Intel G31 Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard) [+0]

(3) SLI ReadyMSI P7N SLI-FI 750i SLI Chipset LGA775 Supports LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio () [+77]

(4) EVGA 750 SLI NVIDIA 750i SLI Chipset LGA775 Supports LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio () [+88] More ..

(5) .Asus P5N-D nForce 750i SLI Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard () [+83] More ...(3-Way SLI Support) Asus Striker II Formula nForce 780i SLI Mainboard FSB1333 DDR2 3 x PCIe X16 SATA RAID w/ USB2.0,IEEE1394,&7.1Audio () [+138]
April 10, 2009 3:06:19 AM

Sorry I prematurely posted again.... my girl is fairly dissapointed ;) 

so here is info to help

I want to keep the price low but I want the system fast and i want to play games like crysis!!!!

so other specs

4GB (2GBx2) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory

NVIDIA GeForce GTX260 CORE 192 896MB 16X PCI Express

500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD

HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
PCI Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Interface Card (PCI Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Interface Card)

Vista 64 all with 3yr warrenty in a FULL Apevia-X Jupiter Case

Right now im at 750

I can afford any board just tell why what one is worth it

or any other suggestions would help... Thanks again
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